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Dogs can usually get away with it. Cat's... I guess more often than not they can too, but vegetarian fed cats do tend to have a measurably higher incidence of kidney and urinary problems. I don't have an ethical stance on the issue though, because in reality if your cats and dogs aren't out hunting rabbits and gazelle then they're already on a diet that wasn't the one nature intended for them. Even the highest priced brand names have fillers like brown rice (the lower ones have corn), which is not something these animals would ever eat, not in a million years, in their pre-domesticated habitat. Nonetheless, most seem to do fine on it and live longer than their wild counterparts, largely due to better medical care (humans share this trait with our wild, extinct counterparts :p). Feed them what you think is right, but do some research first and be aware of the risks.
 
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